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Nunavut’s Path: Living with COVID-19


Decisive in our approach, cautious in our choices.

When we travel on the land, our path forward is never a straight line. Even when the route ahead looks clear, conditions can quickly change. Because of this uncertainty, we know when to pause, when to re-assess, and even when to turn back. The goal has always been to reach the destination safely, not quickly.

Nunavut’s Path reflects these same principles. Throughout 2020 and 2021, the Government of Nunavut (GN) acted to respond to the threat of the COVID-19 pandemic. Since then, we have navigated uncharted terrain, mapping our way as new evidence quickly emerged. Nunavut’s Path was designed to allow us to work through the pandemic with a thoughtful and cautious approach.

Today, we know a lot more about COVID-19 than we did at the beginning. While the road ahead still has a level of uncertainty, we have a greater understanding of the virus and better tools to protect ourselves.

Nunavut’s Path: Living with COVID-19 highlights the GN’s approach and criteria for future public health measures based on knowledge of the virus, our tools to combat COVID-19 and the latest public health evidence. Our continued commitment to public health measures and vaccine uptake will be the keys to bring us out of the pandemic.

As always on Nunavut’s Path, we will be decisive in our approach, but cautious in our choices. We will gradually work to reducing and eventually eliminate public health measures and the public health emergency. We will move forward and navigate the same way we always have – together.

Nunavut's Path: Living with COVID-19
Nunavut's Path: Guidelines


As of September 22


Measures Nunavut-Wide (excluding Kinngait)

Summary of Orders


Measures for Kinngait 

Summary of Orders


1. Order Extending State of Public Health Emergency

2. Communicable Disease Order (#10)

3. Order Social Distancing and Gatherings #18

4. COVID-19 Mandatory Isolation for Nunavut Residents Returning from Outside of Nunavut

5. Mandatory Isolation Agreement

6. Mandatory Self-Isolation Order #5

7. Order to Airlines #14

8. Travel Restriction Order #18

9. Order designating Santa Claus an exempted worker

10. Order Designating the Easter Bunny and Others as Exempt Critical Workers

11. Order Designating The Honourary Toonik and Others as Exempt Critical Workers 

12. Community Gatherings Restriction Revocation Order - Iqaluit

13. Regional Hub Travel Restriction Revocation Order - Iqaluit

14. Revocation - Order Respecting Nunavut Impact Review Board Public Hearings Pond Inlet and Iqaluit

15. Communicable Disease Order #6 - Kinngait

16. Community Gatherings Restriction Order #6 - Kinngait

17. Community Travel Restriction Revocation Order - Kinngait

18. Mandatory Mask Order - Rankin Inlet

19. Community Restriction Revocation Order - Rankin Inlet 

20. Order Respecting Nunavut Impact Review Board Public Hearing Rankin Inlet

21. Community Restrictions Revocation Order - Qikiqtani Communities

22. Sanikiluaq Community Travel Restriction Revocation Order

23. Revocation - Order Respecting Nunavut Impact Review Board Public Hearings Pond Inlet and Iqaluit

24. Community Travel Restriction Revocation Order - Whale Cove

25. Communicable Disease Order -  Whale Cove

26. Community Gatherings Restriction Order - Whale Cove

27. Community Restrictions Revocation Order - Whale Cove

28. Community Travel Restriction Revocation Order (#2) - Arviat

29. Communicable Disease Order (#6) - Arviat

30. Community Restrictions Revocation Order (#2) - Arviat

31. Order Respecting Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated Public Meeting Baker Lake

32. Festival by the Lake Exemption Order - Baker Lake

33. Kivalliq Region Communicable Disease Order (#1)

34. Kivalliq Region Gatherings Restriction Revocation Order

35. Kivalliq Region Travel Restriction Revocation Order


Failure to comply with a public health order may be considered a breach under the Public Health Act and may result in penalties under the Act, which may include: a $575 fine for individuals; and a $2875 fine for corporations.